Brooklyn Charm

    Basking in the glow of Etsy superstardom, former Artists & Fleas vendor Tracie Howarth sought a way to surpass her success as an online supplier of jewelry and charm-making materials. So in March 2010 Howarth—a jewelry designer herself—opened Brooklyn Charm, a brick-and-mortar complement to her Etsy venture, Epoch Beads. Now, just off bustling Bedford Avenue sits a veritable toy box of beads, stones, metal trinkets and chains waiting to be transformed into someones own personal line of accessories. With on-site customized hand engraving and a wide array of vintage “dead stock” otherwise unavailable to the public, the heightened attention to detail is impressive. While the shop’s staff—whose personal designs are on display—will assemble any custom design for a small fee, Howarth also wanted to provide a place where people could get hands-on and experience the joy of creation. To that end Brooklyn Charm hosts workshops (usually four classes per week) to learn the intricacies of design and how to manipulate various materials. The workshop area can also be rented for parties and other occasions like bridal events, kids’ birthdays or whatever synergystic do-it-yourself get together you can dream up. Brooklyn Charm also does bulk discounts, though Howarth recommends using the Epoch Beads Etsy site for larger orders. And men, definitely stop by and design something for a special lady in your life, she’ll appreciate the thought and effort.Show lessRead more

    145 Bedford Avenue , Brooklyn (btw Bedford & Driggs Aves)




    11am-7pm
    11am-8pm
    11am-7pm

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